It's been a while since I posted a garden update. I do have a good reason. Really.
Summer weather, the kind that's conducive to growing vegetables was slow to make an appearance here in our corner of the world. Reading about all the wonderful harvesting going on in gardens everywhere had me longing for warmer days and a few freshly picked cucumbers.
And yet, our cooler-than-normal weather did extend our spring growing season -- we ate fresh lettuce and peas all the way through July, and we actually picked the last of our strawberries on August 1st. Imagine that.
"Summer" finally arrived in August. Our corn, green beans, and cucumbers are enjoying the warmth and look promising. In fact, on September 1 we picked our very first green bean. AnnaLynn burst in from her morning animal chores proudly displaying said single green bean exclaiming, We got one!!
The next day we set out to see what else we might discover (maybe a cucumber or two?). What we did find was an abundance of flowers and a handful of beans ready for picking.
We also found corn and cucumbers that are earnestly attempting to become food for us; poor things will have a hard time with the cool nights September has brought.
Finally, we dug up a few of the potatoes we planted back in May.
How nice to enjoy some of the fruits of our labors. How nice to work together with our children to produce a bit of our own food. How nice of the Lord to bless us with a mild summer to teach us patience and perseverance. How nice of Him to provide an environment that would inspire us to look into different gardening methods. How nice to be blessed.
For what are you thankful today?
"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." ~ I Thesssalonians 5:16-18
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